Detective Mike Sunderland received the Officer of the Year Award with the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office at the 45th Annual Missoula Exchange Club Law Enforcement Banquet Dec. 6 in Missoula.
Missoula County Undersheriff Richard Maricelli said that Sunderland was nominated for his involvement and investigation of a major burglary ring in the Seeley Lake area while working as Seeley Lake resident deputy. After being reassigned as a detective in Missoula this past September, he was also involved in a similar case in the Missoula area.
Sunderland was humbled by the recognition. He thanked Sheriff T.J. McDermott and the Sheriff’s Office staff for the nomination and the Missoula Exchange Club for the recognition. Read more.